CASA Training – Updated
Some special training classes are coming up that you might want to be a part of. "CASA" Volunteers are specially-trained officers of the court who advocate for victims of child abuse. These community volunteers investigate all aspects of the child's case, report their findings in writing to the judge and assist all agencies and parties involved, making recommendations solely based on the welfare of the child. If you're interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer, there are two training classes coming up this month. The first is being held Saturday, May 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Shreveport Branch Library on Pines Road. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the dress is casual. The second session is being held May 14th during the same time frame. That class will be held at CoHabitat on Commerce Street. Volunteers must complete 15 hours of training. Contact the local Volunteers for Youth Justice office to find out more.